My iPhoto library with 6000+ family photos was running slow on my macbook. So I looked for performance tuning tips on the net.
Here are the adjusted tip, which works for me.
This Apple support thread mentioned 3 tips:
- Upgrade RAM
- Turn off visual bling in overview pages
- Vacuum iPhoto database file
Could not do anything with tip 1 today (and I presume I cannot update the RAM on this 2012 macbook air)
Tip2 works: Go into settings > “appearance” and turn off “Outline” and “Drop shadow” in the overviews.
Tip3 needs adjustment. Originally *.db files were only in top folder ‘ ~/Pictures/iPhoto\ Library/’
Adjusted command to vacuum iPhoto database files:
cd ~/Pictures/iPhoto\ Library/ && for dbase in `find . -name '*.db'`; do sqlite3 $dbase "vacuum;"; done